Tesa Jones is an Elon University alumna, retired teacher, wife, and mother of two. Although she lived most of her life in Alexandria, Virginia, she now resides in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is very active in her church, adores her grandchildren, and enjoys boating, writing, and photography.
Reflection of Memories is the first novel in The Malone Family Saga. Cobwebs of Time is the second in the series. Ms. Jones' novels merge social issues, cultural changes and American history with well-defined characters and poignant love stories that grab you by the heart, insert you into the pages of the book and remind you what is truly important in life.
Here are some fun things about Tesa:
Do you have another job other than being a writer?
Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?
No . . . my beloved characters would not leave me alone -- they demanded to be put on the page and set free :)
I knew I would always complete my novels . . . because . . . As Vince Lombardi once said . . . "Winners never quit and quitters never win."
What inspired you to write?
Perhaps the easiest way to answer this question is via the following BLOG link:
What has been your most successful avenue to get reviews on Amazon?
Word of mouth, book clubs
Please checkout Tesa's Book Reflection of Memories
Richard Malone and Caroline Sue Miller are born on the same day to parents who live on opposite sides of the societal fences in a small coal-mining town of western Pennsylvania. Despite the economic differences between their families, the two children become best friends, and their unexpected friendship eventually blossoms into forbidden love.
In order to be together and escape their bleak, small town opportunities, they leave the security of their homes and settle in New Jersey where their future is a blank slate. As Richard and Caroline make their way through life, their choices often veer their love off course, but the bond they share has deep roots that continually pull them together again.
This tale of family, friendship, and love incorporates the historical events and cultural changes of the tumultuous 1900s while following the course of one couple whose connection is stronger than class or circumstance. Whether you're sailing through youthful days or enjoying your golden years, Reflection of Memories will grab you by the heart, insert you into the pages of the novel and take you on an unforgettable journey.
What is your next/latest project?
#3 in the Malone Family Saga -- it will spotlight the years of Generation X -- 1970s, 80s, 90s (FYI -- this series covers 100 years in America through the eyes of one family -- their loves, their losses, this choices and their mistakes. Reflection of Memories (1915 to 1975) Cobwebs of Time (1969 to 1989) -- #3 will cover 1970s --2000 And #4 will be The Millennials (that one might stump me -- I have a lot of interviewing to do in order to create an authentic story. :) Note -- these stories overlap -- which makes them "like puzzle pieces" that have to fit together . . .
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